By Ian Dipple Friday 18 January 2013 Updated: 22/01 17:03
A REDDITCH school has decided to close today (Tuesday) following an accident earlier this morning.
Roman Way First School is the only one in the borough to shut so far. It took the decision due to icy conditions on Colts Lane which had already resulted in an accident earlier in the morning.
Tardebigge First School is open but is delaying registration until 10am and parents are being told to pick children up from 2.15pm. The hot dinners service has also been cancelled.
Redditch Borough Council is collecting bins but is experiencing some difficulty accessing some side roads.
Anyone whose bin was not collected last week should put it out today and leave it in a safe place. Residents due to have their bin picked up this week should leave it out on the day of collection and keep it there until crews can reach them.
A council spokeswoman said they hoped to catch up on missed collections over the course of this week.
Buses are in the main running normally but the 26 service between Redditch and Stratford is not calling at Haselor, Great Alne and the Conway Estates in Alcester.
The Worcestershire Hub opened at 6.30am this morning to answer any urgent queries and will remain open longer than normal this evening until 8pm. It is available on 01905 765 765.
Transport to and from day care services has been cancelled but centres will be opened if people wish to bring users but should contact the service beforehand to confirm availability.
There is currently no reported disruption to bus services in the Redditch area.
Gritting crews are working around the clock to keep the borough moving but the advice to motorists remains to alter their driving to suit conditions and never assume it is safe to travel at normal speeds just because a road has been gritted.
The immediate problem is ice as temperatures are set to remain below freezing throughout this week dropping as low as minus five in the evenings.
The odd snow flurry could fall this afternoon (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday), while the rest of the week is forecast to remain dry with some sunshine.
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